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What is Trauma?

According to American Psychological AssociationTrauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident,

rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions,

flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.

Overexposure to the trauma response can result in the development of maladaptive

coping mechanisms, nervous system dysregulation, and chronic illness.

Types of trauma include:

  • Community Violence
  • Complex Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Early Childhood Trauma
  • Medical Trauma
  • Natural Disasters
  • Neglect
  • Physical Abuse
  • Refugee Trauma
  • School Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Terrorism
  • Traumatic Grief